Josiah A. Bancroft

Partner

Atlanta
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Overview

As an attorney with a focus in real estate, Josiah Bancroft has worked with some of the largest international hospitality and retail groups in the world, leading all aspects of their corporate expansion matters and planning strategies that involve structuring and negotiating a wide range of acquisition, development, financing and leasing transactions.

From handling U.S. headquarters and distribution centers for one of the world's largest retailers to navigating state and local government incentives, Josiah provides practical guidance based on his significant experience and taking into account the client's business goals. 

Josiah also works extensively with developers and retailers on their expansion matters throughout the U.S. in the development, leasing and disposition of shopping centers, multi-use development projects and outparcels; working with private equity clients in the acquisition of portfolio companies (national restaurant chains and franchisees); and working with multi-family developers in acquisition and development matters.

Select Experience

  • Representation of various national retail clients in their expansion of corporate headquarters, multiple distribution centers and negotiation of state and local government incentives.
  • Representation of various restaurant group clients in their acquisition on disposition of active locations.
  • Working with anchor retail tenants in nationwide expansion matters resulting in an increase of national presence from 150 stores to more than 350 stores.
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Experience

  • Representation of various national retail clients in their selection and development of corporate headquarters,  distribution centers and negotiation of state and local government incentives.
  • Representation of national fitness chain from acquisition of first location to over 150 locations.
  • Representation of preferred developers for national convenience store and gas station brands in acquisition, financing, leasing and disposition of locations.
  • Representation of various restaurant group clients in their acquisition, leasing, construction and disposition of locations.
  • Representation of national retail tenant in nationwide expansion resulting in an increase of national presence from 150 stores to more than 350 stores.
  • Representation of national and regional multi-family developers in acquisition, development, sale and joint-venture agreements for new and existing apartment communities.
  • Representation of a developer in multiparty transaction for acquisition of land for timber production and residential development.

Recognitions and Memberships

Recognitions

  • GlobeSt.com Real Estate Influencer (2022)
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Real Estate Law (2021 to 2022)
  • Georgia Super Lawyers "Rising Star" (2014 to 2020)
  • National Association of  Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) Future Leader (2011)

Memberships

  • State Bar of Georgia
  • International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
  • Government Affairs Committee, Georgia Chapter
  • National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP), National Subcommittee on State and Local Government Affairs
  • Marine Corps Association of Georgia Lawyers (MCAGL): Vice Chairman

Community

  • American Legion

Military Service

  • U.S. Marine Corps Reserve: Infantry (Deployed to Iraq in 2003)

Admissions

  • Georgia

Education

  • J.D., Emory University School of Law, 2004
  • B.A., Grove City College, 2000